Holy Week

But You Should…

I remember the first time I realized that what I wanted from life was different than what I should want from life. That moment when I realized maybe I wasn’t going to fit into the expectations of the Christian, Southern woman. The realization came from a bouqet of flowers. I didn’t want long-stemmed red roses. …

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Sitting in the Darkness

We’ve walked in darkness for the last 40 day. We’ve longed and hoped for light.   But here we sit – in the darkness, in the hopelessness, in the disappointment.   I didn’t understand this part for so long. Perhaps I don’t even really understand it now. I was taught Good Friday was good because …

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Whispers of the Divine

Have you ever been in a meeting talking about someone only to have them walk into the same place where you are sitting? Have you watched a rose bush bloom for the first time this season just as Holy Week? Have you walked into a store and heard one of your favorite songs just beginning? …

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I Need Maundy Thursday

This Wednesday during our weekly chapel service at Transitions, we observed Maundy Thursday. We washed hands and took communion with the youth of New Hope Christian Fellowship and as we fellowshipped, we remembered the night Jesus supped with his disciples and gave them instructions to remember.¬†Last night we gathered at New Hope to observe Maundy …

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Spiritual Abuse and Grief

I didn’t realize the disconnect until I heard a reflection from one of my friend’s about the experience of attending a funeral and having an altar call. An altar call is a common part of evangelical communities of faith that invites people attending to “get right with the Lord” to “rededicate their lives” or to …

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